Nickelodeon Studios has announced that production on Paramount+’s forthcoming live-action series adaptation of Nickelodeon’s iconic animated series The Fairly OddParents has finally begun in Los Angeles. This announcement also came with the release of the official synopsis and character details, while also confirming the involvement of original voice cast members, Susanne Blakeslee and Daran Norris as they officially return to reprise their respective roles as the fan-favorite fairy godparents Wanda and Cosmo. The Fairly OddParents live-action series is expected to make its debut later this year, after four years since the original animated series had concluded its 10-season run.
“During its run, The Fairly OddParents granted an endless amount of imagination to viewers, where no wish was too big or too small,” Co-Head of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action, Zack Olin said in a statement. “We are so excited to build upon the Fairly Odd universe with this totally unique experience that the new show’s incredibly talented creative team has cooked up for a new generation of kids on Paramount+.”
Paramount+’s The Fairly OddParents will be picking up years after the original series ended and will now be introducing new leads in the form of Timmy Turner’s cousin Vivian “Viv” Turner and her new stepbrother Roy Ragland. Joining Cosmo and Wanda are a brand new cast led by Audrey Grace Marshall (The Flight Attendant) as Viv Turner; Tyler Wladis (Single Parents) as Roy Ragland; Laura Bell Bundy (Perfect Harmony) as Roy’s mom, Rachel Ragland; Ryan-James Hatanaka (Nancy Drew) as Viv’s dad, Ty Turner; and Imogen Cohen as their friend, Zina Zacarias.
In the live-action series, Ty Turner uproots his life to reunite with his high school sweetheart, Rachel Ragland, in the town of Dimmsdale, thrusting his cautious 13-year-old daughter, Viv, into a new world where she does not fit in. Once there, her cousin, Timmy, entrusts his fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, to help her adjust by taking her under their wings. Witnessing the fairy transfer take place, Viv’s new stepbrother, Roy, also inherits them and the two siblings must come together to overcome the obstacles in their path, all with the help from their new wand-wielding and wish-granting fairy godparents.
The Fairly Oddparents is executive produced by showrunner Christopher J. Nowak and Samantha Martin, with Mike Caron directing and executive producing the pilot. It is produced by original animated series creator Butch Hartman and Fred Seibert. The project is being overseen by Nickelodeon Studios’ Zack Olin, Shauna Phelan, and Omar Camacho.
The original series ran on-air for 10 seasons from 2001-2017 at Nickelodeon. During its run, The Fairly OddParents became one of Nickelodeon’s most beloved properties from both fans and critics alike, having won and been nominated for dozens of awards.